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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records

California's first legislature, meeting in 1849–50, charged the Secretary of State to receive "…all public records, registered maps, books, papers, rolls, documents and other writings…which appertain to or are in any way connected with the political history and past administration of the government of California…" The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, continues to serve in the spirit of those early instructions, providing a repository for the state's ...



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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Department of Water Resources
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Description : Division of Water Resources-Floods of December 1955 Video depicting damage resulting from flooding along the Elk and Klamath Rivers and U.S. Highway 101. This includes the towns of Cummings, Phillipsville, Meyers Flat, Weott, Dyerville, Pepperwood, Scotia, Rio Dell, and Klamath. No sound. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Public Utilities Commission
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Description: In 1912, the Railroad Commission required all steam, electric, street and switching railroads to submit detailed, notarized maps of the location of their lines and facilities in California. This series is composed of alignments showing the location of right of way, profiles illustrating track elevation, and station plats locating depots, yards, and other facilities. The maps also provide extremely accurate information on geographic features, ownership of land near railroad lines,...
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Aperture Card (3 x 7 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Note : There are occasional dropouts and break ups throughout. Color distortion toward the end of Part 3. Description : Footage in and around San Quentin State Prison, including the receiving room and the finger printing area. Source : 3 Tapes of 3: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : Corrections Videotape #05; Corrections Videotape #011; Corrections Videotape #113 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Animals, Circus, Lion
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California: Office of Emergency Services
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Description : The Hanley Fire took place in Calistoga in Napa County in 1964 and burned over 50,000 acres. This silent film documents that fire. This film appears to have been taken by the California Highway Patrol. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 92-12-05 Collection : Inventory of the Records of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services . Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Description:   Footage of outside exercise yard showing inmates working out and lifting weights, inmates making use of payphone, guard in watchtower interacting with inmates, and several planting and harvesting charts graphing times of the year vegetables should be planted or harvested.  Note : Last 3 minutes of tape are silent and out of focus.  Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape  Call Number : Corrections Videotape #016  Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Youth Authority
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Description : Silent film documenting various training, educational and athletic programs provided by Whittier State School for Boys. Also included is a portion of a monthly placement breakfast held for boys who were being paroled. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (camera original) Call Number : 2007-134 Collection : Youth Authority Records Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Corrections--California, Whittier State School (Whittier, Calif.),...
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Dept. of Corrections
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Description: Survey footage of San Quentin State Prison. Footage documents the condition of the prison at distance and up close. Some footage indicates damage to the facility, which may indicate that the film may have been taken to submit for justification for repairs to the facility. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Collection: Inventory of the Department of Corrections Records Call Number :2001-03-32 Rights : Material is in the public domain. No access restrictions....
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Description:   Johnny Cash performs, in concert, at the Correctional Training Facility, at Soledad, CA (1980). Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : Corrections Videotape #307 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Water Resources
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Description : Documents procedure for the closure of the Sacramento Weir.    Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 2015-154 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Dancing
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Description : Tape 1: Black Guerrilla Exercises, A.C. main corridor, A.C., Lower Yard C.U., Industries, Visiting Room. Tape 2: Upper Yard, Lower Yard, Tower 1, North Seg, North Block. Tape 3: Furniture Factory, Mattress Factory, South Dining Hall, South Block Alpine, Gunwalks (inside), West Block Yard  Note : Occasional dropouts and breaks  Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape  Call Number : Corrections Videotape #4307; Corrections Videotape #4308; Corrections Videotape #4309    Rights...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Boxing, Schmeling, Max
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (5 x 7 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Governor's Office-Office of Emergency Services
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Description : Documents four local Los Angeles area hospitals attempts to develop greater disaster preparedness planning. The timeline of the film indicates that Dr. Alan Finley, pediatrician at Children's Hospital at USC reached out to other area hospitals to develop a region wide inter-hospital disaster preparedness plan and then held a mock training exercise. The film them depicts an earthquake that happened after the mock training named "Explo 71", that supposedly shows the...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Description : CIM East Exit, bus with arriving inmates, indoctrination Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : Corrections Videotape #3502 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Automobiles, People
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Description:  Film depicts overview of San Quentin facility.  Documents outside of buildings, prison yard, prisoners exercising, the chapel, inside of prison cells,  guard towers,  medical facilities and offices.  Note : Video is silent.  Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape    Call Number : Corrections Videotape #4313    Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Boxing, Costumes
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (5 x 7 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, World War, 1914-1918, Aviation
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Basketball, Action photography, Basketball...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Landscape photography, Buildings, Observatory...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Wrestling
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Unruh, Jesse M.
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Description : Campaign Film in support of Jesse Unruh's run for Governor in 1970. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: Quad Call Number : LP236:1739(4) Collection: : Inventory of the Jesse M. Unruh Papers Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Jesse Unruh
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Public Utilities Commission
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Description:  In 1912, the Railroad Commission required all steam, electric, street and switching railroads to submit detailed, notarized maps of the location of their lines and facilities in California. This series is composed of alignments showing the location of right of way, profiles illustrating track elevation, and station plats locating depots, yards, and other facilities. The maps also provide extremely accurate information on geographic features, ownership of land near railroad lines,...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Page of 1: Aperture Card (3 x 7 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Signs and signage
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Public Utilities Commission
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Description:  In 1912, the Railroad Commission required all steam, electric, street and switching railroads to submit detailed, notarized maps of the location of their lines and facilities in California. This series is composed of alignments showing the location of right of way, profiles illustrating track elevation, and station plats locating depots, yards, and other facilities. The maps also provide extremely accurate information on geographic features, ownership of land near railroad lines,...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Page of 1: Aperture Card (3 x 7 in.)
Black and White
Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Animals, Cats
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (5 x 7 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Beaches, Sports, Black-and-white photography, Women volleyball players
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
Note : All abnormalities seen in files are on the tape. Best possible transfer was achieved for this pre-EIAJ format. Part 5 is missing sound during Unruh's speech, until 00:15:23 Description : This series seems to capture the news media's coverage of the 1970 California Gubernatorial Campaign. While the majority of the coverage seems to focus on Unruh, a good amount of coverage does focus on appearances by Governor Reagan as well. One of the more notable incidents of the campaign that is...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Water Resources
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Description :Documents the deadly Romero fire, which occurred in the Los Padres National Forest in October of 1971. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm  Call Number : 2015-154 Digitized by  California Revealed .
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Water Resources
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Fish and Game
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Description:   Film describes hunting's role within greater context of wildlife management.   Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm  Call Number : 93-08-15 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by West Wind Productions. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Beaches, Sports, Black-and-white photography
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Boxing
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (5 x 7 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Animals, Cows
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Wrestling
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Animals, Dogs, People, Dog shows
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Birds, Osteriches
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Animals, Elephants, Circus
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Bowling, People, Crowds, Action photography
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Animals, Cows, Trees
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Golf, Athletes
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Animals, Horses, Horse racing, Crowds
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Football, Football players, Athletes,...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Racetracks (Horse racing), Animals, Horses, Horse...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Braun and Company
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Description : Presentation by William P Whitsett, President of the Metropolitan Water District of Los Angeles, outlining the plan to construct the Metropolitan aqueduct to divert water from the Colorado River to the Southern California Area. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : C100.3 Collection : Inventory of the Braun & Company Records . Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Note : Color picture drops out occasionally, resulting in B&W image. Picture is unstable. Program ends around 00:06:20, resumes at 00:06:36 but audio is very faint. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : Corrections Videotape #402 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Black and White
Topics: californiarevealed, Theater, Costumes, Black-and-white photography
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
Black and White
Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Bridges
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Circus, Animals, Bears
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Desert, Photography of clouds
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Racetracks (Horse racing), Horse racing, Animals,...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Racetracks (Horse racing), Animals, Horses, Horse...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Mental Hygiene; Hallaren, Bill; Gingold, Dan; Kizziah, Mike
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Description : Motion picture film depicting the treatment of sex offenders. Narrated by actor James Whitmore. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Call Number : 82-120 Collection : Department of Health Services- Film Library Print Number : 26H/27H (PartI/PartII) Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Mental Health, Atascadero State Hospital, KNXT (Television station : Los...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Dance
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Trees, Cypress, Landscape photography
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Celebrations, People
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Lagoon ecology, Tropical plants
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Lakes, Landscape photography, Trees, Boats
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Sports, Track and field athletes, Track and field,...
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Racetracks (Horse racing), Animals, Horses, Horse...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Animals, Dogs, Children
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Livestock workers
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Landscape photography, Buildings, Observatory...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by Olson, Richard
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Farm equipment
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Racetracks (Horse racing), Animals, Horses, Horse...
Source: Photographic Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
Description:   Photographs depict “Assembling for Dinner,” at San Quentin, 1871, an aerial and side view of the state capitol building, legislative chambers, and documents buildings at the California Institute for Women (Tehachapi). Note : Video is silent. There are occasional dropouts and break up.  Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape  Call Number :  1998-07-20 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation...
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This album includes photographs, circa 1930, of Stockton State Hospital, the State Narcotic Hospital, the Sonoma State Home, and the Pacific Colony. Stockton State Hospital, constructed in 1851, was California's first state pyschiatric hospital but was closed in 1996. The Sonoma State Home, now the soon-to-be-closed Sonoma Developmental Center, is the oldest facility in California serving those with developmental disabilities. The Pacific Colony opened near Pomona in 1927 to both lock away and...
Topics: californiarevealed, State hospitals--California, Psychiatric hospitals--California,...
Source: Photograph Album: 263 Pages of 263 (16 x 21 in.)
See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/336914 . Legislative Hearing on Proposition 1: Local Taxes Implications and Proponents and Opponents. Held in Room 1138 of the State Building in Los Angeles. A joint hearing with Committee on Revenue and Taxation. Gonsalves and Knox, Chairmen. Prop. 1, Revenue and Taxation, Local Government, Local Taxes, Implications, Propents and Opponents, Room 1138 State Building, 107 S....
Topics: californiarevealed, California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Local Government
Source: Grooved Dictabelt: 33 Tapes
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Transportation
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Description : Film documenting the construction of the East Fork City Bridge, which carries State Route 330 over the East Fork City Creek, a fork of City Creek, itself a tributary of the Santa Ana River in San Bernardino County. Film documents the building of the bridge briefly, but mostly focuses on the roadway and the approaches. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 96-07-02 Collection :  Inventory of the Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways/California Highway Commission...
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California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Description : Correctional Officer Recruitment Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Call Number : Corrections Videotape #4709 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
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Topics: californiarevealed, Black-and-white photography, Dancing
Source: Glass Negative: 1 Page of 1 (4 x 5 in.)
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Fish and Game
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Description: Documents the events surrounding the oil spill off Santa Barbara's coast. This oil spill led to subsequent environmental protection legislation. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Call Number : F3498 Collection: Inventory of the Fish and Game Records Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
California State Archives Audiovisual and Cartographic Records
by California Department of Corrections
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Description : Folsom mayor at the main gate of Folsom prison discussing the economic impact of Folsom prison and the new proposed prison at Folsom.   Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape  Call Number : Corrections Videotape #3911 Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed